Harvest Moon: Portrait of a Nursing Home

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Beard Books, 2002 - Medical - 224 pages
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Written by a registered nurse, this text describes daily life in a nursing home. Referred to under the pseudonym of Harvest Moon Care Center, the home and its residents face many of the same problems as others around the country. Tisdale's narrative describes the culture of the nursing home and reve

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Harvest Moon, portrait of a nursing home

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This is a benign depiction of the nursing home for which the author works as a nurse. We are introduced to the nurses, aides, and administratorsdevoted and not so devotedwho do a difficult job with ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Sallie Tisdale, the winner of several literary awards, is the author of four nonfiction books, including, most recently, Stepping Westward. Her outspoken personal exploration of sexuality, Talk Dirty to Me, was published in 1994. Ms. Tisdale worked as a registered nurse from 1983 until 1990. During this time, she drew upon her nursing experiences for her book, Harvest Moon: A Portrait of a Nursing Home (1987); in it she portrays an adult care facility in the pacific Northwest, describing in particular the bonds between staff members and residents. Ms. Tisdale has contributed to numerous publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Harper's, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. She writes a column for Salon, the online magazine. Ms. Tisdale received the James T. Phelan Award in 1986, and a national Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1989. She lives in the Northwest.

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